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  • turings: *word* ‘gratuitous& #8217;. 7:52 AM
  • turings: Thanks, armer – I also found this post by Alexandra Coghlan interesting: http://blogs.spect ator.co.uk/culture housedaily/2015... 7:47 AM
  • manou: In the FT this morning, Richard Fairman lives up to his name and reviews Tell (3*) starting with a very positive appreciation of... 7:37 AM
  • vilbastarda: Just to clarify: I am not saddened because critics focused more on the unfortunate incident of booing, or on the staging,... 7:33 AM
  • vilbastarda: Good points, thanks. 7:28 AM
  • armerjacquino: There’s a lot I agree with here: http://www.theguar dian.com/commentis free/2015/jun/30/r oyal-opera-hous... 7:15 AM
  • turings: I think there’s certainly a gender politics to how rape is represented on stage, and from reading the reviews and seeing... 7:10 AM
  • Henry Holland: Thanks for the reply, I thought that might be the reason the Times review link is just an excerpt. 4:48 AM

Zukunftsmiausik

Leave it to a cat to transform a Wagner festival into the Jellicle Ball. Yes, that’s right, Our Own operacat (pictured, center)  squeaked to a narrow victory in the Bicentenarian competition, following several ballots and good deal of horse-trading among La Cieca’s blue-ribbon panel.

It was the casting of Nathan Gunn as Beckmesser that put operacat over the top, frankly: exactly the tone of plausible absurdity that tickled the panel’s fancy. Congratulations, o feline one: the Wagner: Complete Operas (Limited Edition) will be winging its way to you shortly.

As anyone who watched the recent Golden Globes can attest, Jodie Foster is barking mad being nominated is in itself an honor. And so, presenting our four runners-up, each of whom will receive the consolation prize of an Amazon Gift Card.

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